Gov. Bruce Rauner has an entertaining way of re-creating a conversation just the way he'd like it to be remembered. He did it last week when speaking to about 150 people at the Douglas County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner in Tuscola.
The subject was the Rauner administration's deadlocked contract negotiations with AFSCME, the union that represents about 38,000 state workers.
OAKWOOD — Two trucks collided on Interstate 74 near Oakwood on Saturday afternoon.
Illinois State Master Sgt. Brad Kane said a semitrailer truck and a pickup collided in the westbound lanes of I-74 about 2:44 p.m.
Robert C. Reynolds, 62, of Champaign, was driving a Nissan pickup and Chester Lee Bell, 64, of Polk City, Fla., was driving the semitrailer.
CHARLESTON — Upset about the state budget impasse that threatens the future operation of Eastern Illinois University, Kate Klipp invited a group of people to her Charleston home to see what they could do.
URBANA — Hoping to boost overall revenue but keep costs down for Illinois residents, the University of Illinois has proposed another tuition freeze for in-state students next fall.
The Urbana campus plans to raise tuition rates for out-of-state students and its growing population of international students — who are charged up to three times what Illinois residents pay.
TUSCOLA — The former director of a Newman funeral home is scheduled to be in court next week to face criminal charges that he electronically forged another funeral director's name to death certificates.
NEWMAN — It has been eight months, but Kelly Sego is still reeling from the way a former funeral home director handled her mother's services, including not having her body cremated in time for her visitation.
Sego's complaint to state authorities about Andrew Appleby led to investigations that have resulted in criminal charges of forgery against him.